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The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held its meeting on Friday, January 15, in Yaounde, Cameroon.

CAF holds executive committee meeting with FIFA supremo as guest

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held its meeting on Friday, January 15, in Yaounde, Cameroon. As a special guest of honour, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, was in attendance during his maiden visit to Cameroon for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN).
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Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects poll results, claims victory

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a "complete sham" early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead.
Britain will ban arrivals from South American countries and Portugal because of concerns over a new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.

UK bans arrivals from South America over Brazil coronavirus variant

Britain will ban arrivals from South American countries and Portugal because of concerns over a new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.

Kenya exempts South Sudan from eVisa list

“Each visa applicant must have a negative Covid certificate and yellow fever vaccination certificate. These are the requirements for all South Sudanese travellers to Kenya. For the Kenyan citizens who are coming to South Sudan, they should do the same, get the normal visa from our embassy in Nairobi,” Ambassador Gum is quoted as saying by the national broadcaster South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC).
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Nextdoor scrambles to address QAnon after Capitol attack

For months, Nextdoor moderators have struggled with the challenge of addressing QAnon content on its neighborhood sites — but after last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol, the pressure between moderators and the company’s policy team may have reached a breaking point.
A medical worker, wearing a protective suit and face mask, administers a nasal swab to a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centre in Le Bignon, France, December 22, 2020. REUTERS-Stephane Mahe

WHO: 90m confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 90 million, reaching 90,054,813 as of Wednesday, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organisation (WHO)
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President Buhari approves posting of ambassadors six months after confirmation

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, disclosed the development in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopia ‘neutralises’ 265 suspected rebels – state media

Security forces in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state have “neutralised” 265 suspected Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebels, state media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported on Tuesday.
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Governor Bagudu: Nigeria disposed to maintaining peace with her neighbours

Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, on Tuesday, observed that Nigeria had always been disposed to maintaining peace with her neighbours, especially on thorny boundary issues.
Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Tyson Fury’s promoter hopes to agree Anthony Joshua fight within two weeks

World Boxing Council heavyweights champion Tyson Fury’s U.S promoter Bob Arum says he is hopeful of finalising a deal for a super-fight with Anthony Joshua in the next two weeks.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti employs new teachers, releases list

Director of Social Mobilization and Media, Ekiti SUBEB, Ado-Ekiti, Tope Babalola, made this known on Tuesday, titled, ‘Ekiti SUBEB releases list of first batch of newly-recruited teachers on state website’.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari approves posting of ambassadors

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the posting of Ambassador-Designates to Nigerian Missions abroad. The list includes 43 Career Ambassadors and 52 Non-career Ambassadors.”
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigerian government lists requirements for travellers, rolls out quarantine protocol

The new provisional quarantine protocol for passengers arriving Nigeria introduced by the federal government has come into effect from Monday, 11th January, 2021.
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Senate: How health ministry mismanaged N4.6 billion Ebola fund

The Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo South led Senate Committee on Public Accounts is raising the alarm of how the money was spent and sustained the indictment report against the Ministry of Health over the issue due to failure of the officials of the Ministry to explain their own side of the allegation.
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NDLEA suspends applicants’ screening due to coronavirus

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has suspended the ongoing screening of applicants for recruitment due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
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NBS: Commercial vehicles top road transport crashes in Q3’20

Commercial vehicles topped the list of categories of transport vehicles involved in road crashes across Nigeria in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 ’20), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reports.

Anambra election: Group endorses Senator Ubah, unveils book in his honour.

A pressure group, South East Concern Group (SECG) has called on the people of Anambra State to vote massively for Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, saying the senator would take the state to greater heights if elected governor.

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The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Osun governor: Nigerians must shun calls for division, inter-ethnic wranglings

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on Nigerians to shun calls for division, insurgency, banditry and all inter-ethnic, religious and politically motivated wranglings capable of disintegrating the country.

2023: Igbo president‘ll ensure post civil war full integration – aspirant

A presidential aspirant for 2023 general election and former Chief Judge of Anambra State, Professor Peter Umeadi has argued that electing an Igbo as president of Nigeria in 2023 would ensure full integration of all sections of the country, which is being clamoured for since the end of the Nigeria civil war 51 years ago.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Coronavirus: Lagos orders civil servants to work from home till Feb 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021 as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease amid the second wave of the pandemic.

One killed, another injured by suspected armed bandits in Benue

One person has been killed and another badly injured after suspected armed bandits attacked a team of Benue State Livestock Guards and Agro Rangers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Benue.
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President Buhari appoints Buba Marwa as new NDLEA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former military administrator of Lagos and Borno states, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd) as Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.